Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Hamish Meldrum

MBChB, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, general practitioner and Director, Medical Services, Ochre Health, Sydney, NSW

Patients’ and providers’ satisfaction with shared medical appointments

We have previously discussed the potential of shared medical appointments (SMAs) and their possible acceptability among patients and providers.1,2 SMAs (also known as group visits) are...

Shared medical appointments An adjunct for chronic disease management in Australia?

Primary care consultations have traditionally occurred in a one-on-one situation between clinician and patient. This is appropriate for acute disease and injury, but may not be optimal for chronic...


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